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Subject: Re: [docbook] Thoughts on DITA

On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 09:38 +0200, Jirka Kosek wrote:

> I like idea of DITA specialization. But its implementation is really not 
> well engineered. Specialization relies on fixed attributes in DTD. This 
> is usually considered as a bad practise and makes it impossible to use 
> modern schema languages like RELAX NG with DITA.
> Of course at the time when DITA was developed this design was probably 
> only one that can accomplish seamless support for specialization across 
> different tools. But I can imagine much more cleaner implementation of 
> specialization using XML schema inheritance and new XSLT 2.0 features. 
Now that does sound interesting Jirka.

regards DaveP

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